Definitions for deal

Definitions for (noun) deal

Main entry: deal

Definition: the act of apportioning or distributing something

Usage: the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions

Main entry: deal

Definition: the act of distributing playing cards

Usage: the deal was passed around the table clockwise

Main entry: trade, business deal, deal

Definition: a particular instance of buying or selling

Usage: it was a package deal; I had no further trade with him; he's a master of the business deal

Main entry: bargain, deal

Definition: an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each

Usage: he made a bargain with the devil; he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

Main entry: deal

Definition: the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)

Usage: he got a good deal on his car

Main entry: deal, hand

Definition: the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

Usage: I didn't hold a good hand all evening; he kept trying to see my hand

Main entry: batch, mint, mountain, muckle, peck, passel, tidy sum, deal, spate, sight, slew, stack, heap, hatful, good deal, great deal, wad, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, lot, mass, mess, mickle, flock

Definition: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

Usage: a batch of letters; a deal of trouble; a lot of money; he made a mint on the stock market; see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos; it must have cost plenty; a slew of journalists; a wad of money

Main entry: deal, softwood

Definition: wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)

Main entry: deal

Definition: a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

Definitions for (verb) deal

Main entry: take, look at, consider, deal

Definition: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Usage: Take the case of China; Consider the following case

Main entry: cover, deal, address, plow, handle, treat

Definition: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Usage: This book deals with incest; The course covered all of Western Civilization; The new book treats the history of China

Main entry: trade, sell, deal

Definition: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

Usage: She deals in gold; The brothers sell shoes

Main entry: deal

Definition: sell

Usage: deal hashish

Main entry: deal

Definition: distribute cards to the players in a game

Usage: Who's dealing?

Main entry: deal

Definition: give (a specific card) to a player

Usage: He dealt me the Queen of Spades

Main entry: apportion, deal, divvy up, share, portion out

Definition: give out as one's portion or share

Main entry: distribute, dole out, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, allot, administer, parcel out, shell out, mete out, lot

Definition: administer or bestow, as in small portions

Usage: administer critical remarks to everyone present; dole out some money; shell out pocket money for the children; deal a blow to someone; the machine dispenses soft drinks

Main entry: deal

Definition: take action with respect to (someone or something)

Usage: How are we going to deal with this problem?; The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students

Main entry: deal

Definition: behave in a certain way towards others

Usage: He deals fairly with his employees

Main entry: deal, handle, manage, care

Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Main entry: deal, conduct, carry on

Definition: direct the course of; manage or control

Usage: You cannot conduct business like this

Main entry: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

Definition: come to terms with

Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

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